Thursday, July 24, 2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Taylor Brooke Winery

Woodstock, CT

The wine industry in Connecticut is growing.  Over the past 10 years, I know of at least 4 wineries that have started producing wines in just the southeast part of the state.  To promote the wineries and tourism, The Connecticut Vineyard and Winery Association has all of these wineries listed on their Connecticut Wine Trail.  One can pick up a "passport" at any of the wineries and it is hoped that you'll take the passport to each of the wineries where you can get it stamped.  If you can get stamps from at least 16 of the wineries, you turn your passport in at the end of the season, and you are eligible to win a trip.  Sounds like a good thing to do on a summer's weekend.  This is stop number 1, the Taylor Brook Winery in Woodstock, CT.  One down..... 15 more to go.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Herreshoff H-20

Mystic, CT

Some people actually were able to sail their boats at the Wooden Boat Show.  This is a day-sailer, designed by Nathaniel Herreshoff, who designed a number of undefeated America's Cup yachts as well as other very successful sailboats.  He designed this particular boat as a replacement for one of his most successful boat designs, the H-12 1/2, but the boat was never built during his lifetime and the design sat for 80 years almost forgotten.   Today the boat is being made by the Bristol Boat Company, following the design created by "Capt. Nat" over 80 years ago.  You can read more about it here.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

For Sale

Mystic, Ct

Some bring their boats to the Wooden Boat show to sell.  This one was for sale.  I don't think it sold however.  I thought about buying it, but realized I would never be able to retire and enjoy it.   

I know it's a custom boat, but I'm not sure why it's so special.  

Friday, July 18, 2014

Mystic Morning

Mystic, CT

The best reflections are found early in the morning along the Mystic River.  I need to get up early more often.  Have a nice weekend, and check out the other great reflections at Weekend Reflections.